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For those of you who were a tad bit interested or curious about my blog URL, well, every 18th of June I celebrate my birthday. There are a lot of things I need to be thankful for, apart from my awesome friends, family and fianc√© who have supported me in literally anything I’ve decided to do in my life. I’m also thankful for the opportunities I’ve been receiving both in this blog space and in my Instagram account @hannatantoco. What started out as something I decided to do because I was in between jobs and had lots of time on my hands turned out to be something I took seriously – I met new friends in the process and am also very happy to be working with a lot of good brands.

My crazy birthday celebration started last 13th June (Saturday). I decided to use the staycation voucher I won from Love Bonito at Big Hotel Singapore. This is not the first time I stayed in this hotel and I’m so happy I had the opportunity to do so again.  It’s a no-frills boutique hotel right smack the city centre. What I love most is the lobby! I attempted so hard to take a photo in the lobby, but it was just so crowded. The scent in the lobby is also very addicting. I just wanted to grab a book and hangout there the entire day. Here are some snaps from the weekend. On Sunday before we checked out, we went to The National Design Centre. I have always been curious on what to see there, and since it was raining, might as well.


On the 17th of June, I decided to glam up my nails. I loved the graffiti gelish nail art they did for me last Singapore Fashion Week (it was so complex and we used 10 million colours). I knew I could trust them again to do an awesome job on my birthday nails. I decided to go for subtler colours this time – so plain red for my toes and red and silver glitter gel for my nails. I love it! I can’t help but stare at it the entire day. There’s an ongoing GSS promotion where you get 20% discount of all services until 31st July!


On the day of my birthday, my colleagues surprised me by decorating my cubicle! They also treated me to lunch -  Japanese of course since that’s my favorite.

Later that afternoon, I went to Prep Mandarin Gallery. I heard so much about their famous blowouts and thanks to Mefitted they were able to arrange a birthday blowout (no pun intended!) for me. I was only going to go for a classic blowout as I was pressed for time, but Eva (my stylist) convinced me to get a Geisha Treatment. I was pleased to learn that Prep actually uses Shu Uemura and Redken products as well as more natural procedures (e.g. they don’t use any steamers, but rather just a hot towel). I told Eva I wanted a Great Gatsby / 1920s inspired hairstyle as I haven’t tried it before and I’m just very curious how I’d look like with side-swept hair. I swear she did it under 20 minutes and I was very pleased with the results! My hair lasted until 2 am (Still went clubbing after dinner). My review on Prep is now up on Mefitted! Also, some good news! I’m a Mefitted ambassador and am very excited with the coming months’ collaborations.


Vince and I went to Raffles Hotel for dinner and drinks. This is my last birthday as a single lady and next year we will be celebrating my birthday as husband and wife. Here are some snaps. As you can see, I got carried away. But who wouldn’t? Raffles Hotel has its colonial charm and every nook and cranny is an awesome photo backdrop.

On Saturday 20th of June, Vince and I arranged a joint birthday party where we invited our closest friends for a barbeque cook out. We didn’t give enough notice to our friends, so I’m very happy they still made time to come over. To show our appreciation, I’ve sent them personalized thank you cards from White Giant. White Giant specialises in all kinds of greeting cards! You can choose from their wide-array of cards and you choose to personalize it so it’s more heartfelt and send it straight to the recipient (Singapore only). From now until end of June, enjoy 50% discount for your first two cards when you cart out with the code Hanna. E-mail for more information.

Spent the whole of Sunday cleaning up and well, sleeping J Until next year.



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